Facebook Messenger allows users to send instant messages back and forth through an internet connection without requiring a phone plan.
Minimum Age Requirement
Allows text chat, group chat, video call, and voice call. Users have the ability to send links, video, and gifs. Has a ‘secret message’ feature that allows messages to disappear.
Allows users to publicly share their location
Specific users can be blocked from sending messages. Apple or Android parental controls can be used at the device level.
A Facebook Messenger account is linked to a user’s Facebook account. Anyone can message your child if they can find their Facebook account. Messenger also has a feature that allows people to share money back and forth.